Year 7 football match report by Jessica Bailey

On Monday 4th December year 7 girls played a football match against Our Ladies school from Preston as part of the schools cup competition. It was a 7 a-side match playing 25 minutes each way. In the first half the team were winning 3-0 till the last few seconds when Our Ladies scored. After Mr Quints team talk about spacing the team entered the pitch for the second half.

A total of 8 goals were scored in the second half starting with UVHS scoring taking it to 4-1, but then Our Ladies came firing back with two goals being scored. The pressure was building as they were now only one goal away from drawing with us!

Thankfully Rubie S scored a brilliant goal in the top corner with Macy B scoring soon after. Now it was 6-3, but that did not stop them they came back scoring 2 more goals!

Millie R scored a final goal in the last minute closing the match with a 7-5 win to UVHS.

A massive well done to the team!

Written by Jessica Bailey

Barrow Schools Cross Country

On Wednesday 29th November over 50 UVHS students took part in the Barrow Schools Cross Country. All pupils involved were fantastic and deserve a massive well done as the conditions were tough.

Minor Girls team came 1st overall
Junior Girls team came 1st overall
Intermediate Girls team came 1st overall

Minor Boys team came 1st overall
Junior Boys team came 2nd overall

Amazing effort with fantastic results!

Jessica Bailey
Rosie Murray
Lucy Swarbrick
Rhiannon Shepherd
Olisea Winder
Laura Brown
Holly Murray
Molly Wilcock
Eva Newby
Sally Cooper
Eleanor Simmonds
Lucy Gibson
Elle Belcher
Merryn Stangroom
Ed Sargent
Lucas Mawdsley
Max Winskil
Scott Fisher

All these pupils came in the top 8 and have therefore been selected to represent Furness Schools cross country team in January at Cartmel race course.

Well done UVHS! Pictures to follow…

Year 7 & 8 Netball fixture against St Bernards

Monday 27th November the year 7and 8 netball teams had a fixture against St Bernards.

The year 7 team were first to play and the girls got off to a slow start with St Bernards scoring two in the first 2 minutes! Lucy G made some excellent passes and moved into space creating movement down the court. Heidi M scored soon after with the score at half time 3-1 to St Bernards.

After a team talk from the captain the team decided to focus on short sharp passes ensuring they have possession. This worked brilliantly with the team scoring two in the first minute of the second half making the score 3 all. Evie P made some fantastic interceptions at GK keeping the ball from the GS. With 2 minutes left the team were driving forward, passing it to Phoebe making it 4-3. The game ended in a 5-3 win to UVHS with Heidi scoring for the 4th time securing the win!

Fantastic effort and determination from the year 7 team!

The year 8 team were next to play and they got off to a flying start with Amelia P scoring 5 in the first half! The marking was a definite strong point with all players jumping and marking every ball. The team made some fantastic passes into the goal circle leaving Georgia S to finish off the shot. The final score was 13-3 a great win for UVHS.